Minority Leader
November 10, 2022

Parliament is expected to witness some drama today as the Minority is expected to move its vote of censure motion against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

The Minority cited seven reasons why the finance minister must go including
1. Despicable conflict of Interest ensuring that he directly benefits from Ghana’s economic woes as his companies receive commissions and other unethical contractual advantage, particularly from Ghana’s debt overhang.
2. Unconstitutional withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund in blatant contravention of Article 178 of the 1992 Constitution supposedly for the construction of the President’s Cathedral:
3. Illegal payment of oil revenues into offshore accounts in flagrant violation of Article 176 of the 1992 Constitution;
4. Deliberate and dishonest misreporting of economic data to Parliament
5. Fiscal recklessness leading to the crash of the Ghana Cedi which is currently the worst performing currency in the world;
6. Alarming incompetence and frightening ineptitude resulting in the collapse of the Ghanaian economy and an excruciating cost of living Crisis;
7. Gross Mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy which has occasioned untold and unprecedented hardship to the people of Ghana.
Though the Majority Caucus has also made its stance clear for the Finance Minister to be sacked, it is unclear if they will support the Minority in the secrete vote to get the finance minister out of office.
Already there are indications, the Majority will stage a walkout and this will deprive the Minority of any attempt to secure the two-third votes to give meanings to their quest for the finance minister to go.